Yoga Teacher Training and Study: Fall ’21 Intensive

October 5 – December 10

In ancient times the bond between a teacher and student was considered sacred. When a teacher would take a student under their wing they became responsible for their spiritual development – it was not about learning yoga poses. Of course, we have moved far away from that tradition. Group trainings with specific required hours have become the norm.
While there is still often a focus on philosophy, actual character development has fallen to the wayside. The teacher’s seat holds a lot of responsibility. Not only should a teacher be knowledgable in anatomy, philosophy and teaching technique, a teacher needs to know and understand himself/herself/themself deeply.

Leading many group and one-on-one trainings over the years has reinforced my belief in the old school way of yoga study.

The study of yoga should include a daily yoga practice on the mat and committed study to yoga philosophy toward self-knowledge and betterment – all supported by a mentor who will challenge you to work hard and be your best self.
When a student commits to a regular practice and honest self-study, the teacher inside will naturally develop. It is less about memorization and reading from a script. It simply becomes sharing what you know from your own personal experience and practice – you drop the brain and teach more from your heart.

This 9 week intensive training is designed to support my mentor style training and recreates the traditional yoga model.

While the in person training is completed over the course of 9 weeks, there will be self-study and practice requirements as well. This includes online course study, readying and writing assignments and participation in live (in the studio or via zoom) and prerecorded classes. You will have until February 1, 2022 to complete all requirements.

Having a regular daily practice is mandatory to transition from student to teacher. Therefore, based on my years of experience teaching and training others to teach, the main component of this program is a committed mat practice. You will be required to participate in a total of 60 yoga classes. 35 of the classes will be during your 9 week intensive at that studio. The remaining classes can be in person, live stream or from prerecorded classes uploaded to a private Facebook group. (A facebook account is required for this program.) This is part of your self-study and you have until February 1, 2022 to complete the 60 class requirement.
Along with the guided practices, you will be required to practice on your own the power yoga sequence you are learning to teach. Every yoga teacher should have their own personal practice. This does not mean being led in a class, it means at home, on your mat, with only yourself guiding your practice.

A unlimited class pass – for studio or live stream and the prerecorded
classes– is included. It is activated on the first day of training and expires on February 1, 2022.

Upon completion of all contact and non-contact hours, you will receive a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate from Lyn Kehoe Power Yoga and
be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance.

Please see below for detailed information about the curriculum and requirements.

COST
$3500 + CT State Sales Tax

A $50 non-refundable application fee is required.
Upon acceptance of application a $300 non-refundable deposit is required within 48 hours.
The balance is due by September 24th.
Visit https://lynkehoepoweryoga.com/lkpy-teacher-training-application-and-agreement/

You will be able to view, print and submit application with your $50 fee from this page.

Email lyn@lynkehoepoweryoga.com for more information and to check for availability before registering.

Program Outline

In Person at the Studio Schedule:

Mondays and Fridays:
9:30 – 10:30 am Yoga Practice
Tuesdays and Thursdays:
9:30 – 10:45 am Yoga Practice
10:45 am – 1:30 pm Training
Wednesdays:
11 am – 1 pm Training

No training week of 11/22.

This schedule allows for time to work on the self-study assignments and to spend time reviewing the training material of the day.

Techniques & Methodology
-yoga practices led by Lyn and the LKPY Team
-alignment of primary power yoga asanas
-how to “read” a pose, modifications of poses
-sequencing principles, learn a standard power yoga sequence
-alignment principles, cuing techniques, how to work the room
-techniques to teach an all levels class, teaching strategies, how to take the student beyond the physical
-create a professional bio and mission statement
-a Facebook and Dropbox account is required
Anatomy & Physiology
-online anatomy course with David Keil
-how to work with injuries, online workshop with David Keil (this is part of the final test)
Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics
-philosophy of power yoga- why power yoga, what it means to be a teacher, power yoga teaching philosophy
-the Yamas and Niyamas- the ethical principles and practices of yoga, applying them to real life and on the mat, understanding the direct correlation between mat practice and life practice
-theming the Yamas and Niyamas, how to write a theme and incorporate it into a power yoga class
Practicum
-practice teaching
-participation in studio, live stream and prerecorded LKPY yoga classes (total of 60)
-a regular home practice, which includes practice of the sequence you will be learning and access to prerecorded classes
Final Testing
-written testing: include essays and questions based on assigned reading, as well as, material covered during training sessions, viewing and written assignment for David Keil’s Working with Injuries online workshop
-practical testing: you will be required to teach the complete 90 minute sequence

Program Requirements:
-attendance at all in person training sessions/meetings
-participation in 60 live stream, studio and/or prerecorded classes
-completion of David Keil’s online yoga anatomy course
-all other program requirements that include reading and written assignments
-completion of a final written test and a final practical test

Included in the cost:
~training manual
~David Keil’s online yoga anatomy course
~an unlimited class pass to studio and/or live stream classes
~access to a private Facebook group with prerecorded LKPY classes
~David Keil’s Working with Injuries online videos

Book List: (not included in the cost)
~The Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele
~The Path of the Yoga Sutras by Nicolai Bachman
~Theme Weaver by Michelle Berman Marchildon
~Functional Yoga Anatomy by David Keil
~How Yoga Works by Geshe Michael Roach